26th March

Another decent arrival of migrants occurred this morning dominated by 35 Firecrests along with three Woodcocks, 25 Goldcrests, two 'Continental' Coal Tits, 18 Chiffchaffs (including a Paris-ringed bird) nine Redwings, eight Black Redstarts, a Wheatear and two Grey Wagtails.

Seawatching was fairly unproductive in the near calm conditions but by the end of the day a total of 670 Brent Geese and 22 Wigeon had passed through and four Mediterranean Gulls and a second-winter Yellow-legged Gull were feeding offshore, 
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla   Dungeness   25th March 2016
A Paris-ringed Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita  Dungeness 25th March 2016
A Stoat was seen today.

During the week around the rest of Dungeness - uo to six Black-necked Grebes were showing on New Diggings and two Spoonbills and two drake Smews were feeding in the pools along the entrance track to the RSPB today. A Red Kite flew over Hammonds Corner, New Romney this morning. Little Ringed Plover, Swallow and Sand Martin have all been seen on the Reserve.